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August 28, 2013

#WhatsYourDream Campaign

CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2013 -- Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and the  Emerging Leaders Commission (ELC) are collaborating with MTV ACT to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington (MoW) and Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech.

Rev. Jackson pens an open letter to MTV’s audience explaining the historical context of the MoW and Dr. King’s speech before encouraging young adults to continue the fight for Dr. King’s dream by pledging to vote and utilizing their voting power.

The online campaign, entitled #WhatsYourDream, is meant to inspire youth to identify their own personal variation of the dream and show their commitment to become more civically engaged by signing the pledge on the website

Joining Rev. Jesse Jackson, ELC and MTV Act are various celebrities, influencers and social activists around the nation, each highlighting his or her own dream along with the hashtag #WhatsYourDream and sharing them on their Twitter, Instagram or other social media networks.

About Rainbow PUSH Coalition:

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. The mission of the RPC is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.

About Emerging Leaders Commission:

The Emerging Leaders Commission (ELC), a division of the RPC, was created to empower young adults between the ages of 18-35 and to develop intergenerational partnerships to combat domestic and global issues. The primary objectives of the ELC are to identify solutions and take actions focused within the areas of economic development and civic engagement. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

Michael Perry

Director, Media & Communications

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr./ Rainbow PUSH Coalition


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Vau've Davis

Director, Communications

Emerging Leaders Commission


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SOURCE Emerging Leaders Commission